By: Regina Ruther
1 year ago
Environment, Experience, TANZANIA
By REGINA | 16 August 2018
We really don’t want to explain to our kids why every day with the tides tons of plastic bottles + bags, shoes, clothes - just all kind of plastic - is flushed onto the beaches while walking past once pristine mangrove forests now looking like Christmas trees covered in fibers of frayed disintegrated polypropylene. Because it‘s embarrassing for us humans.
But obviously we do. We do explain that all the plastic waste is mainly coming from Zanzibar and other areas because they don’t have a proper waste management running. But they receive goods packed in plastic all the time like everywhere in the world. In all southern African countries we have traveled so far the people just burn the plastic.
„But why is it allowed to send any packaging around if a country can’t deal with it?“ Rudy ask...